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February 8, 2020     

The business of God is URGENT, in the church, the world at large, and moreover, in the context of our daily lives! Make haste this year.
-Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr.
(1st Samuel 21:8)

Persevering in Prayer for Kingdom Advancement"
Focus Scripture: Luke 18:1



Prayer Service
Early Morning Prayer | 5:30 a.m.

Service Schedule                 View Weekly Bulletin
Prayer | 8:00 a.m.         
Christian Education Classes 9:00 a.m. 
Morning Worship |10:00 a.m. | Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr.,  Speaker
Evening Worship | 4:00 p.m. | | Youth Ministry is in Charge

Activities and Meetings
Greater Youth Ministry Dinner Sale | Immediately After Morning Service, Fellowship Hall
Greater Youth Ministry Candy Gram  & Bouquet Sale | Immediately After  Morning Service, Main Foyer
Leadership Council | Immediately After  Morning Service, Room A
Young Adult Ministry Blanket Collection | Immediately After Morning Service, See Trustee Shanda Golden or Brother Michael Wilson, Jr.

Corporate Fast
 Midnight-4:00 p.m.
Bible Study
Prayer | 6:45 p.m.  
Praise and Worship |  7:00 p.m. 
Lesson | 7: 15 p.m. Elder Darrell Rounds, Teacher
Prayer Challenge
 In the Bible study on February 5th, Bishop Gates challenged all members and regular attendees to pray for 5 minutes a day for a week (February 12th). Self-examination time, are you going to meet the challenge?     
Black History Month 
February is Black History Month. We will celebrate our heritage each Sunday with special sacred arts presentations. As part of the celebration, everyone is requested to wear African attire on the fourth Sunday, February 23rd,  Come every Sunday in this month and participate in a salute to our heritage.

 Apostolic Heritage -Do You Know?
In conjunction with the acknowledgment of the history of African Americans, we recognize some of the historical facts of our international organization, Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International, Inc. (PCAF).
Do You Know?
Branched from the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc, Organization (PAW) in 1957, the PCAF shares the numerous gifted pioneers of the African-American Apostolic Movement. 

Sister S. Kathleen Grimes, the wife of Bishop Samuel J. Grimes, the second Presider of the PAW (tenure 1932-1967) was a prolific writer of apostolic hymns. In 1948,  her hymns were published in a songbook titled, "Echoes of  Zion." Included in the songbook is Lady Grimes' song that has become a classic: "The Great I Am."

The legacy of the presider having a gifted wife continues today. Lady Nancy Franklin Gates, the spouse of  Bishop Lambert W. Gates,  the 7th Presider of the PCAF (tenure 2016- ) is a prolific writer of books. She has written literary works designed for the spiritual and natural well being of children as well as adults. Her latest book "Route 66 Navigating Your Way Through the Bible" is an excellent tool for anyone who wants a greater understand and utilization of the Bible.

 2020 Vision Worksheet
Have you completed your 2020 worksheet? This upcoming Sunday, February 9th special prayer will be said for all completed worksheets during the morning service. This worksheet will aid in writing out your vision and making it plain in 2020! You will keep this worksheet for your review throughout this year.  If you are in need of a worksheet,  you can download a copy of it. 

Prayer Request
"The Lord... heareth the prayer of the righteous" Proverbs 15:29.  A box is placed at the sanctuary altar for prayer requests. On top of the box are slips of paper to write petitions. The requests will be brought before the Lord in fervent prayer. 
Fellowship One Check-In
Fellowship One Check-in is a new GAFT, self-enrollment, program that allows members to digitally connect to the church.
The purpose of the connection is to:
  • Foster member engagement in the church
  • Encourage the development of church community
  • Provide a convenient way for each member to register his/her presence at church (eliminates writing out a "Care Card")
Stay tuned for more details. Please don't fail to check out Fellowship One Check -In!
2020 Financial Commitment
 Over and above our tithe and freewill offering, each person is asked to give $150 during one year's time and $300 over a 4-month period. Please pray and consider making a pledge. Commitment cards are available from the ushers on Sunday. However, you don't have to wait until then. You can make your commitment now.


GLC- Winter Session Save the Date
Save the date of Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd. The Great Lakes Conference Winter Session will take place at Nehemiah's Temple, Informative daytime leadership seminars will take place. The powerful preaching of Bishop Troy Dockery will occur Friday night and Elder Joe Henry will minister a dynamic message Saturday night. Nehemiah's Temple is located at 27303 Palmer Boulevard in Madison Heights, Michigan. District Elder Benjamin Jones is the host pastor.

The 63rd Midwinter Evangelism and Outreach Convention and Bishop’s Board Power Empowerment Conference

Circle your calendar for February 24-28. The 63rd Annual Midwinter Evangelism and Outreach Convention and Bishop Board Empowerment Conference will take place at our sister church, Mt Zion, in Indianapolis, IN. It will be a time of learning, sharing, and worship. Make plans to attend this awesome event!
                                                 Click for More Details 
Young Adult Ministry Blanket Drive  
The Young Adult Ministry is collecting new and gently used blankets to give to the homeless. The deadline for the collection is Sunday, February 23. If you would like to contribute, please bring your blanket to Brother Michael Wilson Jr. or Trustee Shanda Golden. Help them to blanket the homeless with love.

Marriage Enrichment Ministry "Love Book" | Pancake Sale
Sunday, February 23rd, the Marriage Enrichment Ministry will sell  “The Love Book” a collection of endearing statements for $5.00  The ministry will take orders for the March 1st pancake breakfast fundraiser.

New Ministry Seeking Members
The Overcomers with Love Ministry (OWL), a ministry for special needs members, is having a conference call on February 21 at 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the board or learning more information about OWL and what they are doing join them on the call.  The conference call number (605) 313-5111, access Code is 561742

The Greater Youth Ministry Candy and Bouquet Fundraiser
The Greater Youth Ministry is having a candy gram and bouquet fundraiser after Sunday and Wednesday services beginning, February 9 and continuing until February 23rd. Stop by their table and pick up a sweet treat or a beautiful bouquet for that someone special for a bargain price. It’s a Valentine Fundraiser that also spreads love.

FEBRUARY- Black History Month
 21-22     Great Lakes Conference Winter Session | Nehemiah's Temple
 23           Officers Meeting | Immediately After Service | Executive Conference Room
24            Hour of Power Prayer


1            Christian Education Panel Discussion | 4:00p.m.
1            Women of Purpose Meeting | Immediately After Morning Service | West Chapel
8            Women's Prayer | 10:00 a.m. | East Chapel


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